10 April 2012

Dr Hauschka Radiant You Regime

Today's guest post is brought to you by my lovely friend Molly from www.mollyandtheprincess.com

Dr Hauschka: Radiant You

I have been a big fan of Dr Hauschka’s natural, sustainable and cruelty-free skin-care products for many years, but it is only recently that I have completely changed my morning and evening cleansing routine to the Dr Hauschka Radiant You regime. I have been so impressed and when invited to do a guest post for Love, Lust & Fairy Dust, I knew that this was what I wanted to write about.

The Radiant You regime involves cleansing and toning using Dr Hauschka’s unique Press and Roll method, followed by moisturising - but only in the morning. The Radiant You regime encourages your skin to eliminate toxins at night, and to make its own moisture, and so a night cream is not needed. This idea took some getting used to, as I have always used a night cream. But I have not missed one at all, and I wake up with just as smooth (if not smoother) skin by following the Radiant You regime.


The first step in the routine is cleansing. This can begin with compressing your face with a muslin cloth that has been soaked in warm water and a few drops of Dr Hauschka Lemon or Lavender Bath, to open your pores and prepare your skin for Dr Hauschka’s Cleansing Cream. This is not so much a cream, as a paste, which smells deliciously almondly, and is applied to the skin using the press and roll method. You can see a demonstration of the method here.



The idea of the press and roll method is that it works with your skin, and the lymphatic system, to remove dirt, oil and make-up, without damaging the skin’s protective layer. All you do is press the product into your skin, working down the face from the centre outwards, rolling your fingers outwards and off after each press. As Dr Hauschka says, ‘stop scrubbing – your skin is not the bathroom floor’!


The second step in the regime, after washing off the cleanser (again a muslin cloth can be used here), is to mist Dr Hauschka Facial Toner on your freshly cleansed skin. This product is amazing, believe me! I would use it for its wonderful smell alone, but added to that is the fact it is so refreshing, and leaves your skin looking really healthy and bright.




The third and final step for the morning routine is moisturising. I use Dr Hauschka’s Rose Day Cream, just one of the wonderful range of moisturisers they have for different skin types.



I have been using the Radiant You regime for over a month now, and my skin has never looked better. It does take a little more time than a quick scrub with cleanser and cotton wool, but the whole experience is a real treat for the senses - like having a mini facial at home - and the effects are worth it.

Thanks very much to Jude for the opportunity to guest post on Love, Lust & Fairy Dust, I hope you are having a wonderful holiday!

All Dr Hauschka products mentioned above can be bought online from www.drhauschka.co.uk

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